April 18, 2014, 05:38:16 AM
Topic: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM (Read 69375 times)
« Last Edit: December 28, 2011, 04:33:39 AM by mtt92 »
Love the water scene!!
I wasn't happy with mine at first but after a short trip to canon repair in new jersey its been my favorite lens. Others are sharper like the 70-200 F4IS but I find the 24-70 to be such a useful range with fantastic color and contrast.I've got it bad for this lens.
I have the EF 24-105 f/4L which I love and use as my 'walking around' lens. The 24-70 is bigger and heavier and overlaps the range of the 24/105, albeit faster. So, every time I'm about to hit the buy button on Amazon, I talk myself out of it because I just can't think of why I need the faster lens. And now, with talk of an update,....
But I'm about to begin a project of photographing Saint Louis at night. I want to spend a lot of the coming summer doing this. My camera for this job will be the 5DM2. Don't I REALLY NEED the 24/70 for that project? My 50mm 1.4 won't be enough, right? And the 24/105 is too slow, right? In fact, maybe I need the new 5DM3 with the new 24-70 II?
The 24-105mm L was the first I bought for my 40D. I tried five times to upgrade it to a 24-70L, and each lens had a worse IQ. i tested them on sturdy tripods with mirror lockup and fast shutter speeds to get the best possible IQ. The IQ was reasonably good, but not by comparison with my 24-70. At the time I also had a 5D and the FF images looked better, as you would expect. Finally, I gave up and still use my 24-105..
If you buy one, be sure that you can return it or exchange it a few times until you get a good one. good ones can be great, but I never was able to find one.
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1DX, 24mm f1.4L II, 35mm f1.4L, 50mm f1.2L, 85mm f1.2L II, 135mm f2L, 24-70mm f2.8L II, 70-200mm f2.8L IS II : D800, D4, and a whole bunch of Nikon lenses
Some I took with the 24-70L on 5D2 before I sold it to buy the 85L f/1.2 II . Great lense but too much massive to me!!
Agreed on this one.
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